on 11:00 PM

I got word this morning that HB667, the bill that sought to require liability insurance for "Dangerous Dogs", was killed.

This bill originally required all Pit bulls, Rottweilers, and their mixes be registered under the DDA, but the BSL language did not make the first cut of voting.

Also, HB 159 is a troubling bill. It seeks to expand the definition of Animal Cruelty in an irresponsible manner. If this bill passes, many involved with dog sports or working dogs may bear the brunt of the bill's unintended consequences.


Be advised: there is likely to be a vote on HB159 this Saturday (March 14.)

That is, the language in the bill could be manipulated to bring about animal cruelty charges for those whose dogs get injured in dog sport competition/training or in a hunt.

Clearly, enabling Government agencies to prosecute animal abusers is a good thing and an effort that I support, but the language in this bill must be worded in a way that will not bring about unintended consequences for otherwise responsbile and caring animal owners.

Please visit the following links for legislator's contact info, talking points and form letters:

Summary: HB 159

Open Letters/Contact Info: HB 159

Contact your legislator and the legislators that will be voting on the bill.

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The HSUS attempted to fund raise for the care of Micheal Vick's dogs, while at the same time suggesting that the dogs needed to be killed.
And to add insult to injury, they weren't even planning on taking possesion of the dogs.

Contact the HSUS and tell them this is unacceptable!
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